Stamford children got to sing, dance and use their outside voices Wednesday afternoon at the Henry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library when Marcia Louis visited. With songs and storytelling, Louis made sure all of the kids enjoyed themselves.
“My job is not to have a little fun, my job is not to have medium fun, my job is to have big fun,” she told the kids at the beginning of her show. With a wide array of musical instruments, including guitars, a harp and conga drum, and easy dance steps to follow, all the kids were able to keep up with Louis.
She mixed traditional
Fourth-grader Sophia Scorziello was one of 86 Stamford students honored at the Ferguson Library on Sunday as part of the 26th Annual Literacy Competition. Sophia was joined by her teacher Sara Kane from Davenport Ridge Elementary School when she received honorable mention for her fiction story, “A Moment with Edison.”
Children in grades 3 to 12 who live in Stamford or attend school in Stamford were allowed to submit original works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in the contest. The Friends of the Ferguson Library sponsored the competition.
Although the students
With Borders Books going out of business in Stamford, readers will soon have to go elsewhere to find a good read. Some, like resident Olivia Just, have found the Friends Book Shop at the Ferguson Library to be a serviceable option.
“We’re still here, and we’re still selling books,” Cynthia Grohoski, the manager of the book shop, says.
All of the books, movies and CD’s are donated to the shop and sold at a discounted price — most items are under $5. While small in size, the shop offers a range of books and media for different age groups
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